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Jean-Paul Bourdier

Jean-Paul Bourdier is the author of Bodyscapes (introduction and dvd by Trinh T. Minh-ha), co-author of Habiter un monde, African Spaces and Drawn from African Dwellings. Production designer of seven films and co-director of two films directed by Trinh T. Minh-ha. Paintings and photographs of ephemeral sculptures and land art widely exhibited nationally, winning over fifteen national and international competitons. Awards include Guggenheim, American Council of Learned Societies, NEA, Graham, UC President's Humanities, and Getty. Teaches design, drawing and photography in the department of architecture at UC Berkeley. Currently working on a book on land art and a book for children. (09/09)


The Fourth Dimension
A film by Trinh T. Minh-ha
Produced by Jean-Paul Bourdier and Trinh T. Minh-ha
, 2001, 87 min., Color

Acclaimed filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha ventures into the digital realm with her stunning new feature, THE FOURTH DIMENSION, an incisive and insightful e...

Naked Spaces
Produced by Jean-Paul Bourdier
Directed by Trinh T. Minh-ha
, 1985, 135 min., Color

Shot with stunning elegance and clarity, NAKED SPACES explores the rhythm and ritual of life in the rural environments of six West African countries (...

Night Passage
Directed and produced by Trinh T. Minh-ha and Jean-Paul Bourdier, 2004, 98 min., Color

Made in homage to Kenji Miyazawa’s children’s sci-fi classic MILKY WAY RAILROAD, NIGHT PASSAGE is the latest experimental feature from celebrated film...

Reassemblage
Co-produced by Jean-Paul Bourdier
Directed by Trinh T. Minh-ha
, 1982, 40 min., Color

Women are the focus but not the object of Trinh T. Minh-ha’s influential first film, a complex visual study of the women of rural Senegal. Through a c...

Shoot for the Contents
Co-produced by Jean-Paul Bourdier
Directed by Trinh T. Minh-ha
, 1991, 101 min., Color

Reflecting on Mao’s famous saying, “Let a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend,” Trinh T. Minh-ha’s film—whose title refer...

Surname Viet Given Name Nam
Assoc. produced by Jean-Paul Bourdier
Directed by Trinh T. Minh-ha
, 1989, 108 min., Color

Of marriage and loyalty: “Daughter, she obeys her father/ Wife, she obeys her husband/ Widow, she obeys her son.” ...



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